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Frederick Douglass

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Definition: African-American who was a leader in the antislavery movement. He protested against segregation policies by sitting in whites-only trains. He founded the North Star, an antislavery newspaper, in Rochester, N.Y. in 1847. His home was a station on the Underground Railroad. He helped recruit African-American soldiers for the Union army and conferred with President Lincoln on slavery many times.

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The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Life of Frederick Douglass
Find out more about this amazing American.

Frederick Douglass Papers Project
Offering the works of the famous man.

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